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The Geological Society of London is the UK national society for geoscience, providing support to over 10,000 members in the UK and overseas. Founded in 1807, we are the oldest geological society in the world.
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Wolfgang Grulke, an author and collector based ...
The Earth is composed principally of oxides, an...
John Mather marks the 'Year of Water' by surveying the geology of Britain's 'holy wells' and spas.
Ted Nield wonders at our inability to imagine how ancient peoples managed without modern technologies.
Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes
The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research
Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'
Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies
As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...
Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up
Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014! Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.
Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports
When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?
Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.
Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House
You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.
Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists? The Science Council knows...
John Mather marks the ‘Year of Water’ by surveying the geology of Britain’s ‘holy wells’ and spas
Desmond Donovan tackles the mystery surrounding the true original course of the River Tyburn, and the identity and location of the fabled ‘Thorney Island’.
Sam Cornish, supported by the Society’s Annie Greenly Fund, has been unravelling subduction and exhumation in NE Oman
Graham Leslie* and Mike Browne** explore the opportunities that can be built on the legacy of Scotland’s Opencast coal.
Four new books reviewed by David Brook, John Milsom, Douglas Palmer and Tim Tubby
Make your nominations now - for Geological Society Awards 2017, and those of other societies
Martin Bennett asks – have you got what it takes to be a successful Exploration Manager?
Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan peer reviews a pioneering publisher
Sam Cornish, suoported by the Society's Annie Greenly Fund, has been unravelling subduction and exhumation in NE Oman.
The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807 at a dinner at the Freemasons Tavern... Read more about the history of the Geological Society.
2016 Book Reviews
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